Artsy Fartsy Tuesday

Artsy Fartsy Tuesday

I know it’s been a while since I posted an Artsy Fartsy Tuesday, but we really have been busy. Al isn’t happy if he’s not creating something or other, so he is starting on a new sculpture. We get lots of people at art shows that loooove eagles, and why doesn’t Al sculpt one of those? So, he worked up a design, and got started on one. Not wanting to do yet another eagle sitting on yet another rock, he came up with this idea. 
eagle sculpture getting started
The eagle is attempting to catch the rabbit, can you see the rabbit in the foreground? This sculpture is in the very beginning stages, so not a lot of detail yet.
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You say buffalo, I say bison

You say buffalo, I say bison

Everyone knows what a buffalo is, right? But did you know that the animals we have here in America, are actually bison? A buffalo is really a big water buffalo that lives in Africa and parts of Asia, and is no relation to what we have here. Early settlers called the bison they found here buffalo, because they thought they looked somewhat similar to what they had seen before, and the name sadly stuck. 
Bison are a species all there own, and only found in North America. There is a pretty good size herd that hangs out in this area. It’s amazing how much ground these guys cover. Some days they are miles away, and some days they are much closer. Saturday, was a much closer day, so off I went with my camera. Every year I take pictures of these magnificent animals, I just can’t get enough. My favorite is the babies. we have sat and watched them run and play, just like any other young animal.
Bison calf
When they are born, they are a very light buff color. As they get older, their fur gets darker and darker. Even at this young age, they have the start of their horns. 
Mom and calf bison
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